Brexit: EU bank may not fully repay UK until 2054

Brexit: EU bank may not fully repay UK until 2054

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK is one of the four largest shareholders in the European Investment Bank Billions of euros of British taxpayers’ money could remain locked into an EU bank for more than thirty years after Brexit, the UK has been warned. Alexander Stubb, vice president of the European Investment Bank […]

UK reporter got call on ‘big news’ 25 minutes before JFK killing

UK reporter got call on ‘big news’ 25 minutes before JFK killing

A reporter thousands of miles away said he was warned about “big news” about to break in the U.S. 25 minutes before the assassination of John F. Kennedy, according to a CIA file. One page from the agency’s London office, released as part of disclosures from the National Archives Thursday night, shows a […]

Wales workers ‘endure lowest take home pay’ in UK

Wales workers ‘endure lowest take home pay’ in UK

Image copyright Getty Images Workers in Wales “endure the lowest take home pay” in the UK, according to the Office for National Statistics. Wages rose by 1% in the year to April 2017, but the level of inflation (2.6%) meant a real terms fall of 1.6%. Median (middle amount) weekly earnings for full-time workers was […]

EU probes UK tax-avoidance scheme over fears it ‘goes against its purpose’

EU probes UK tax-avoidance scheme over fears it ‘goes against its purpose’

Britain is being investigated by the EU over the legality of a tax exemption scheme for multinational companies. EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the probe would look at whether it breached rules banning big firms paying less tax than other companies. She announced: “Rules targeting tax avoidance cannot go against their purpose and treat some […]

Woman convicted of helping husband prepare UK terror attack | UK news

Woman convicted of helping husband prepare UK terror attack | UK news

A woman has been convicted of helping her husband prepare to carry out a terror attack after buying a large combat knife. Ummariyat Mirza and Madidah Taheer practised carrying out a knife attack at their home in Birmingham. Police believe the attack would have most likely taken place in the West Midlands, but say it […]

Dozens arrested in UK and Europe raids amid human trafficking crackdown

Dozens arrested in UK and Europe raids amid human trafficking crackdown

A Europe-wide human trafficking network has been targeted in a major, co-ordinated operation by authorities in the UK, Belgium and Bulgaria. In the UK, 11 people were arrested in simultaneous early morning raids at a number of addresses in London, Birmingham and Gateshead. A total of 27 people across the UK, Belgium and Bulgaria have […]